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Bride discovers wedding cake made of polystyrene, has caterer arrested

A bride broke down in tears and had her caterer arrested after cutting into her wedding cake – only to find it is made out of polystyrene.


For illustration purposes only || Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash
For illustration purposes only || Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

Twenty-six-year-old Shine Tamayo, and her partner Jhon (Corr) Chen, 40, paid a wedding planner P140,000 to supply all the food and decorations for their wedding ceremony in Pasig on December 3.

They left the church and arrived at a hotel for the reception to find that the company had failed to supply food for their guests. Determined to continue with their big day, they said they carried trays full of noodles and other local cuisine from a restaurant across the road.

The exhausted bride was forced to serve street food and blackcurrant juice to her guests. 

When Shine made the big gesture of cutting the wedding cake, she sliced through the icing only to discover it had been stuffed with polystyrene.

The humiliated bride covered her face and broke down in floods of tears in front of her family and friends. She was so distraught that guests took her to the local police station where officers inspected the two-tier wedding cake.

"Walang sorry-sorry dito," Shine angrily said through her tears. "Grabeng kahihiyan iyan." The video of their confrontation has been posted on Facebook, where it's gone viral since.

They confirmed that the base had been made entirely from foam wrapped in red icing. The caterer, Krissa Cananea was also dragged to the station.

The devastated bride said, "the woman we paid to do the food has ruined my wedding. She's a liar. She always asked me for money and I always gave her what she needs because I wanted my wedding to be perfect."

A day after her wedding, Shine posted on Facebook and thanked the people who supported her through her ordeal.

 — With reports from Reuters